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Preventing HPV-Related Cancers Through Vaccination and Screening

Congressional Briefing: Preventing HPV-Related Cancers Through Vaccination and Screening

Learn how Congress can act to help end HPV-related cancers through vaccination

The new women's health research initiative will be led by Carolyn M. Mazure, PhD (third from left)

The White House Launched Its First-Ever Initiative on Women’s Health Research

It’s 2023 and women’s health outcomes are simply still not where they should be. This initiative gives us hope for a future where women’s health research is invested in and prioritized.

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Dear Employer: How to Ask for Obesity Care Insurance Coverage

Use our template letter to ask your employer for obesity care coverage

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Estimado empleador: Cómo solicitar cobertura de atención para la obesidad

Usa nuestra plantilla para escribir una carta en la cual pides a tu empleador cobertura de atención para la obesidad

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In an Aging America, Osteoporosis Is a Looming Public Health Crisis

Read our Senior Policy Advisor Martha Nolan’s op-ed from The Hill about America’s bone health crisis

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You Can Now Buy Hearing Aids Over the Counter

Here’s what to consider if you’re thinking about getting over-the-counter hearing aids

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Conservative Blocs Unleash Litigation to Curb Public Health Powers

Public health experts say the litigation has endangered the fundamental tools that public health workers have utilized for decades to protect community health

Social Determinants of Health, Health Disparities and Health Equity

Social Determinants of Health, Health Disparities and Health Equity

Learn how factors in the environment affect people’s health and contribute to health disparities

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Five Things to Know Now That the Supreme Court Has Overturned Roe v. Wade

By undoing that landmark decision, the court has empowered states to set their own abortion restrictions — so where people live will determine their level of access.

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What the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Abortion Means for Women’s Health and Well-Being: 4 Essential Reads

Scholars explain how the Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion is likely to affect women’s health.

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A Recap: HealthyWomen’s Webinar, “CURES 2.0: Leading Women’s Health Forward”

HealthyWomen convened policy experts to examine the potential impact of the CURES 2.0 Act on women’s health

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Should You Wear a Mask on a Plane, Bus or Train When There’s No Mandate? 4 Essential Reads to Help You Decide

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still recommends that passengers mask up while on planes, trains or buses, but it’s no longer a requirement

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Long Covid Leaves Newly Disabled People Facing Old Barriers — a Sociologist Explains

Some COVID-19 patients experience months of debilitating symptoms

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A Healthcare Lens on Honoring Black History Month

Our Senior Policy Advisor Martha Nolan shares her ideas in a new Op-Ed

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What Is the Best Mask for COVID-19? A Mechanical Engineer Explains the Science After 2 Years of Testing Masks in His Lab

If your cloth mask is comfy and light and feels like you are wearing nothing at all, it probably isn’t doing much to keep you and others safe from the coronavirus

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Ask KHN-PolitiFact: Is My Cloth Mask Good Enough? The 2022 Edition

Wearing a cloth mask is better than not wearing a mask at all, but if you can upgrade — or layer cloth with surgical — now is the time

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Omicron: Why the WHO Designated It a Variant of Concern

The decision has already precipitated a broad shift in priorities in pandemic management on a global scale

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Here’s Why Rapid Covid Tests Are so Expensive and Hard to Find

Monthslong silences. Mysterious rejections. Here's what's behind the shortages of a critical tool for ending the pandemic.

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Fewer Diabetes Patients Are Picking up Their Insulin Prescriptions – Another Way the Pandemic Has Delayed Health Care for Many

Although insulin is a vital component of diabetes management, the pandemic has led many patients to forgo the prescriptions they need